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matter, and entered for transmission through the
mails as such.
Sid Holmes, of Milwaukc, is. in the citj
E. R. Smalley was in from Spiva yester
day. J. Smalley. of Canton, is at the Manhat
tan. S. O. Coleman, of Springfield, Ills., is in
Mayor Dobson came up from Kiowa last
P. M. Pittman of Derby, was in the city
Jas. R. Mead has gone to Montana to re
main a month.
Bid Young, of the museum, has gone to
Kansas City for a few days on business.
J. 1 Easter, Kansas City, and Leo
llersh, Kiowa, are at the Hotel Gandolfo.
Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Perkins returned last
evening from a two weeks' visit to Boston.
Mr. Duncan, of Kansas Citv, is visiting
his triend E. V. Beedle, of the It. I. Coal
Prof. Joseph "Woodhave, of Denver, Col.,
is in the city visiting his old friend, Col.
Taylor, of East Oak.
C. "W. Picstnn, of Jamestown, X. Y.,
is iu the city, guest of Mark Oliver, of
Xorth Lawrence avenue.
J. H. AVhalon the real estate man left
last evening lor Kansas City. He will re
turn Thursday morning.
Col. William Higgins, of the Santa Fe.
was down from Topeka yesterday and
stopped at the Manhattan.
Mr. and Mr-J. L. C. Topping arrived from
Galveston and the south estx,rday, and
have taken rooms at Hotel Carey.
Miss Minnie McLaughlin, of Newark, X.
Y., is in the city, guest of Dr. and Mrs. St.
John, of Xoith Lawrence avenue.
W. C. Campbell, postmaster at Belle
Plaine. was in the. city yesterday and
favored the Eagle with a verv pleasant
-Miss Jjiicy -water icil, yesterday morn
ing, for Jtanville, 111., whereshe will make
an extended visit. Sue will visit Chicago
befoic .she icturns to this city.
Chas. E. Gleeu, Esq., who has spent sev
eral days in the city in the interest of the
Kansas and .Missouri Telephone company,
returned to his home yesterday most favor
ably impressed with Wichita.
The shut down is still in session at the
The Lillian Olcott company leaves for
Topeka this forenoon at 10:30..
Tonight the Autclors club give their
dance at Beal Dancing academy.
Come out fonighLlo-hearllon. Hatfield's
lecture ut the congregational church.
The Tuesday evening whist club met
with Miss Kate M unlock last night.
Mr. Wallenstein, of the Boston store,
treated his force last evening to a Gandolfo
The large plate glass .for the Lawrence
drug store has arrived and will be put in
The Humane Society starts out with
William Mathewson, president; G. L.
Douglass, secretary, and W. M. Piatt,
It is thought the Kansas Midland will be
ready to operate to Ellsworth by t lie l.ith
of this month. The connections with the
Union Pacific aie being made.
The people of Wichita will have a liter
ary treat tonight in Hon. Hatfield's lectuie
at the Congregational church, corner
Second and lnvrence avenues. All aie
Do not miss attending the literary and
musical entertainment on Friday ccning
at Plymouth Congregational church. Prof.
Bootli is endorsed as one of the best elocu
tionists in the west.
Killeen & Stockinger, the plumbers and
gas litters, also deal in and are agents for
Blake's improved steam pumping ma hln
cry. See their ad. This is the oldest plumb
ing firm in the city and make a specialty
of fine work., .
Judge Barret, was taken very ill yester
day morning, shortly after coming to his
office. He remained during part of the
day at the office of Dr. Purdy, and in the
evening was taken to his home somewhat
Hon. Geo. W. Clement has been com
missioned by Governor Martin centennial
commissioner to represent the state of
Kansas at the centennial of the organiza
tion of the territory of Ohio, which con
enes in Cincinnati in August,
Yesterday's runaway took place on East
Douglas The driver of a delivery wagon
left his horse standing unhitched before a
house on the avenue; the same old story.
The remnants were strewn along for a mile
and the runaway was making the best of
his way to Missouri.
Mr. Bonnet i is making some important
changes in his barber and billiard shop on
East Douglas avenue. In the rear of the
room he is having constructed eight ery
fine bath rooms, with the latest improved
tubs placed within them. The heater and
boiler for 400 gallons of water will be
placed in position in a few days.
Last night a boisterous and much agi
tated individual made himself very fresh
on Xorth Mai by b'reakjng a window in a
lunch stand, knocking down two or three
men and deliberate- cleaning olT the
counters of the establishment. Officer
bpurrier took a hand in the game and as
sisted the obstrepuous party to the cooler.
The Lincoln street Christian church had
a joyful season during the week of prayer.
Fifteen persons were added to the church,
six by church certificates, and nine by con-
lession and baptism. During the lirsU
year of Eider Monroes nastorate, which
has just closed, seventy-two have been re
ceived into the church.
The Eagle is in receipt of a nice. new.
neat and interesting-publication from Xes
City thirty-six pages of interesting read
ing matter setting forth a few of the many
advantages of Xess county which county
stands among the foremost foragriculture,
possessing all the necessary elements for
supporting and enriching a large population.
'A SKIN GAME."
How the Suckers are Taken In-Tbis Section
Flooded With Halts.
Some weeks ago a gentleman in this city
received a very strange letter that seemed
to be of a general character and represent
ing great profits on small investments.
The letter was signed by no one but ac
companing the same was a small slip of
paper bearing a name and address.
Through curiosity the gentleman answer
ed the letter asking that a specimen of the
"money" be sent him and a half of a
paper dollar soon arrived which the banks
Having investigated the matter as far as
he choose and thinking that if it was fol
lowed up there might be an arrest of
counterfeiters he gave his documents and
information to Mr. J. A. McMahan the
detective. It was no new thing
to that gentleman and he was
not long in pronouncing it no
counterfeit business, but purely a "skin
game." He said he had found oat a num
ber of similar cases in the southwest quite
recently, and not over two months ago a
man in this county mortgaged his farm
for .G00 and blowed in the entire amount
trying to get borne of the counterfeit
For the information of the public, Mr.
McMahan grants privilege to print the
first communication in full. Its wording
and "get up" is very similar to many such
efforts, but the peculiarities to be noticed
are quite interesting. It is as follows:
Dear Sir: You have been referred to me
as a trustworthy person and one who can
keep his own consul and I will be pleased
to open a trade with you and I guarantee
that there is plenty of money to be made
in the business. I propose to you
it is not exactly legitimate, but
then we are not injuring any
one individually and if you will be
guided by my advice and experience there
is no reason why vou should not make a
sure and quick fortune. The sizes are Is,
2s, .Is and 10s. My terms are 2000, cost
6250; 3000, cost SiO; 5000 cost -5400. 1,000
cost i450;.20,000 cost $1,000; 35,000 cost 1,500
and an increasing ratio so that the more
you invest the cheaper you get the goeds.
2,000 in goods is the smallest I will sell
under and circumstances and if you invest
from SOW), and up I will give you the right
of your state and none but yourself can get
the goods, henre the advantage of buying
largely on your first deal. Furthermore! do
not give you the goods at the same figure
after the first deal. 1 only give them now
as an extra inducement and also to gi e
a start, afterwards I charge at the rate of
25c on the dollar. Xow my friend if you
wish to enter this speculation, it will be
absolutely necessarv for 3 on to tome here
and see me personally in order to get the
goods, as i will only deal face to face w ith
my customers, which is the safest and
most satisfactory way for both, so do not
ask me to meet j 011 anywhere else as I can
not and by your coming here you see
wnac you aie ouyinganu 1 see who I am
dealing with and bath feel better satisfied.
1 know that it is quite a journey for you to
come here, but look at the advantages and
again think of the large profits to be made
and no risks and as far as expense is con
cerned 1 always make a liberal al
lowance to cover that. Make up
your mind to come on, you will find me a
.square white man in all my dealings, and
you will never have cause "to regret- your
visit to me. I will meet you in the city
anv time you may appoint, which, I trust.
win e soon, ami 1 win snow you my en
tire stock from which you cm make "your
own selection, then, if my goods arc not
all 1 claim for them, I will make you a
present of .fl.OOO in gold. Xow, what fairer
can you ask? In God's name do not betray
me or mention to a liing soul what passes
between us, for 1 have never done you any
harm and never shall, btiL will prove a
true aim lasting ineim to on. it vou
take 10,000 and up in the goods I will deal
with no one else in your state. Do not call
at my address, as a friend who knows
nothing whatever about my business, col
lects my mail. Make up your mind to
come on and in my next letter I will name
a hotel for you to stop at, how you will
know me, also full instructions, etc. Be
sure and send me your name and post
ofiice address distinct and 1 w ill then know
where to answer your letter to, put name
and address on separate paper. I will
always return your letters to you, and
must insist on your returning this and all
letters I send you, or 1 will not answer
your letter. Trusting that you will answer
at once and always return my letters, then
I can place confidence in you, I remain,
Yours in confidence.
Accompanying the above is a small piece
of paper.on which is "Thcs. Stone, cure
cigar store, 932 Eighth avenue, New York
Mr. McMahan stated that the country
districts especially are flooded with com
munications like the above, and many
suckers have been caught. The one going
to New York to make a deal meets the
man Thos. Stone and the latter meets him
and insists on expressing the "new money"
to him as he fears detectives are on to him
and will make a catch if he attemnts
! te get out of town with the boodle in a
satchal or bundle. By such a scheme or
others, he induces the customer to give
him the money with the promise to send
the money. The deal perfected the sucker
comeslionie and in a few days gets a pack
age of old paper or rubbish, in which is a
letter telling him he was caught this time
by very hard work and now don't squeal
and make a fool out of himself. The
chapter is ended and the fellow, as a rule,
keeps the secret
WICHITA A, VAlil.KV CHNTKK 5IOTOK llNK
Mr. John Fisher stated yesterday that
all ties, rails and other material for the
Wichita & Valley Center Motor Line had
arrived, and as soon as frost is out of the
ground grading and track laying will com
mence. The missing link is about one
and one-fourth miles in length, and will
take, according to the general manager's
statement, about ten days to construct the
same with the force of hands the company
has been working. A number of teams
were employed yesterday in distributing
material, and just as soon as the weather
will allow work to commense a good sized
force will be set to work.
The rolling stock at present consists of
two motor.s and several cars. This will be
increased in a few days by another Wal
dron motor and one twenty-four foot pa
sanger coach. Another motor was recently
ordered and several more horse cars and
coaches, which will be on hand for early
The business of the line has been much
better than many stockholders in the com
pany anticipated. On Sundays especially
there is scarcely standing room, as the line
runs near the Burton car works and other
locations of important enterprises.
ABOUT THE 1103111.
Last evening a gentleman gave a full
history of the bomb scare at the AVichita
Xational lank. He Stated that a crow d
of twenty-three young fellow-, happened to
be together on the night before the bomb
was found and decided toygive the tin
hron detectives a job. As a result the
lixed-up sawdust bomb was made, and the
crowd started down the street, intending
to place it at one of the leading hotels.
Reaching the bank, one suggested that
they leave it at the AVichita Xational bank
and they acted accordingly.
The informant named a number of gen
tlemen in the crowd, some of whom were
asked concerning the matter and verified
the statement. They were considerably
alarmed the next morning, fearing the
supposed bomb would not be examined
and "the joke found out."
Mrs. T. Lilly and child, who have been
quite sick for some time, are rapidlv iiu j
INS -AJSD OUTS.
- Last evening about forty or- fifty gentle
men gathered at the court house; they in
cluded the incoming and outgoing officers,
together with a number of th'eir immedi
ate friends. The occasion was the usual
"outs and ins" celebration that has oc
curred after each county election for years
General Murray Myers called the meet
ing to order, and in presenting to E. P.
Ford, the retiring county clerk, a beau
tiful gold headed ebony cane, said :
Mn. Ford : The county officers and
friends have met this evening to give you
a parting shot as you relinquish the offi
cial duties of county clerk of this county
and go out into the "daily pursuits of civil
life. In doing so, you take with you our
best wishes for you welfare, and judg
ing from your past record, you will go
straight forward through life an honest,
Mr. Ford, while being associated with
j-ou officially, a friendship has matured
that will be lasting, and the least I can
say is you did your duty.
Xow, on behalf of my friends here, I
present you this beautiful cane, and trust
you will receive it in the same spirit in
which it is given.
Mr. Ford in reply said: "Ifc is a verv
pleasant surprise and I can not express my
gratitude to the donors. Occasion like
this is apt to get away with a fellow. I
never felt like I do now but once bofore,
and that was in the presence of n company
just about the size of this, mostly all ladies
when I stood tip with a girl by my side
and I would have given -?4 and maybe the
other H if I could have had the chance to
run away. When I look back upon the six
years of my official life I regard them as
among the happiest of all. Again, gen
tlemen, I thank you from the bottom of my
heart fortius beautiful present."
The cane was a very fine one and upon
the head was the following: "Presented
to E. P. Ford by the county officers of
Judge E. B. Jewett then presented Mr.
Frank J. Ford, his father's deputy, a cane,
in a few complimentary remarks reviewing
his term of service.
In the absence of B. D. Hammond, Gen
eral Myers handed to the faithful coroner,
J. W. Wingard, a cane. The recipient of
this beautiful token made a few very apt
and appropriate remarks in reply.
Mr. John Fisher was then called upon
by the master of ceremonies for a speech.
He arose and said: "Mr. Heiserman,
Henri D'Heiserman, aint you goiugto
answer at toll call?" Mr. Heiserman:
"H'to." "I have been deputized," con
tinued Mr. Fisher, "by a personal friend
of yours to present this token of his friend
ship and esteem It is an article in use by
your Teutonic ancestors wherever they
have gained a foothold throughout
the civilied world. It will be re
membered by many here present that
not many decades ago there was a fair held
under t lie auspices of the G. A. It., when
you and I were candidates for a prize, and
you cot away with me on the beauty line.
This patriot came to assist me with his in
fluence and money, but suddenly turned
against me. 1 tusked him to explain, and,
in the language oj Itichard III., he said
"that it was thy divinely fashioned face
that set mo on." This friend was
a soldier while we were infants
muling and puking in our mothers'
arms he has followed the fortunes of the
Hag under General Scott and entered the
Citj- of Mexico, and was the first to salute
it as its folds kissed the southern breeze as
it floated over the conquered capital of the
Jtepublic of Mexico. This gentleman is
also noted for his cleanliness of yerson.and
it is recorded of him that during the Mexi
can war he washed his feet in the limpid
waters of the itio Giande, since which
time history has been silent
in regard to further abbutions
As a legal gentleman he has a local repu
tation, having practiced before the various
bars of Wichita. His legal maxim was al
ways 'common siiise is law; d the books.'
He has never dabbled in the dirty pool of
politic. He is as pure as the morning
gloi y, when wet with the dews of heaven
it turns its blushing beauty to the amor
ous kisses of the morning sun.
It is hoped you will . accept
this simple gift (a pair of socks) from the
patriot statesman and soldier. Colonel
MeAvoy." When the uproar that
greeted this sally had subsided, Mr. Fisher
drew from his pocket a beautiful ring,
with the letter "H" in diamonds upon the
set, and presented it to him in behalf of
the county officers.
The retiring register of deeds responded
in a short speech full of kindness and feel
ing, thanking the kind donors for their
gracious remembrance of him.
Mr. Wilson not being at the meeting,
his present, a handsome gold watch, was
reserved for future presentation.
CO.M PL 1 31 E NTA U V.
The board of county commissioners, at
their regular meeting yesterday, unani
mously adopted the following compli
mentary and timely resolutions:
Whereas, The ever-recurring new -ear
has brought to a close another term of
the office of county clerk: and,
Whereas, Bv its mutations our genial
and whole-souled companion in office, E.
P. Ford, lays off the duties and responsi
bilities of office; therefore be it
Resolved, By the board of county com
missioners of Sedgwick county, that" while
we reluctantly sever our official relation,
we commend him for the uniform cour
tesy, faithfulness and ability with which
he "has performed the ardurous duties of
his office for four years, and heartily wish
him the full measure of success in the fu
ture which his merits deserve. And be it
Resolved, That to Frauk J. Ford, the
able and devoted deputy of his
father, we tender our sincere" thanks for
the ability and carefulness with which he
has at all time discharge of his laborious
and manifold duties.
AVhereas. By expiration of his term of
ofiice Mr. L. A. A ilson retires from his
place on this board, a jtosition which he
has held faithfully and with marked abil
ity for the last three years; therefore be it
llesolved. That it is with feeling of sin
cere regret that we give him thep-irtmg
hand as he steps out from among tis. real
izing as we do his worth n a competent
official, a safe councilor and jls a faithful
guardian of the lineivsts of our whole
county: prompt in the performance of dtit I
and unswerviiig,in uonesty of purpose, and
recognizing the fact that his official record
is without spot or blemish,
Resolved, That the thanks- and well
wishes of this board are hereby tendered
to Mr. AVilson for his never failing cour
tesy, promptness and faithfulness as a
Treasurer Walter yesterday received the
subjoined note from the friend of decedent
to whom he had addressed a note in the
usual form to call and puy his state and
county taxes. It speaks for itself:
CITY. 'Jan. S, ISSa
Sir Gcorse W. "Walker, Treasurer, i-edswJcfc cuusty,
Dear Sir.: It will le useless to send the
sheriff 'after this fellow, for he i in the
only place in which Sheriff Havs can't get
Heawn. K. L. Wilcox died 6nthe 13th
of October, last. Eespectfullv.
the opera iioitse.
Work has been rapidly advancing unon I
the new opera house, ind it is expttd to ;
have it ready for opening the last of tni
month. The lathing i Jconioleted, and to- j
day the plastering will commence. In a !
very lew days aterthis is on the frescoing j
undertaken. The dron m.rrnn '
.which is said to he a cem. is now twvic l
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lung touche-s from the hand of a j
Chicago scenic artist.
Written for the Daily Eagle.
TOOK OLD 3IISSOUKL,
'Tis strange and yet 'tis true
How blind our neighbors view
Of this our city "The Valley Queen,"
The fairest on earth ever seen.
From states all o'er the union hie,
The refined and noble wet or dry;
While o'er our eastern border line
Our invitations are declined.
And why 'tis so no one can tell
That thus within themselves they dwell
No word of praise, but all in scorn
They bear in mind this virgin born.
In wealth our sister state doth abound
Down beneath the broken ground;
While from this rich soil products grow
All o'er the land where e'rer we sow.
Days, months, ah! years will not suffice
To chance the opinions of the wise,
But to tliis queen from all o'er the land
Will come the proud to kiss her hand.
Ill the district court yesterday, state vs.
Henry Schweiter, vs. Jo-eph Cella, vs.
James Fahey, and vs. John Schmidt, all
whiskey cases, were dismissed by the assis
tant attorney general.
Jack Davis pleaded guilty to one count,
and was given thirty days in the county
jail and a fine of $100 with costs- of prose
cution. In both A. Cannon vs. J. F. McCarthy
et al. and A, Cannon vs. Elizabeth V.
Rhodes et al., demurrer was confessed.
Arthur Sullivan vs. K. M. It. R. Co., and
Cyrus Sullivan vs. K. M. R. R. Co., were
both dismissed at the cost of the defend
ants. JUSTICE COURT.
Jim Turner, the man accused of stealing
two mares from E. S. Aldrich, after manv
delays and continuances had his prelimin
aiy examination yesterday afternoon. The
evidence was entirely circumstantial, yet
it was considered strong enough by Judge
Walker to have the defendant bound over
to tho next term of the district court in
the sum of $1,000- In default of this he
was remanded to the county jail. Bill
Shaw, the man accused with him, has not
yet been arrested. A large amount of
civil business was also disposed of.
On account of the sickness of Judge Bar
rett no cases were heard, but several were
filed with J. D- Caldwell, who is left in
charge of the ofiice.
Alexander Snyder and Conrad Osker
wild were the names given by two bois
terous noisy individuals who were picked
up on the streets by the officers. They
were both called upon to answer to the
charge of being drunk and disorderly and
each paid t5 and costs to the city.
AV. C. Hanson was another boisterous
individual who pleaded guilty to the
charge of disturbing the peace and paid
the fine assessed.
G. A. Paxton was a drunk just a plain,
every day sort of a drunk that puid S5
to keep out of the cooler.
William Hill was accused by H. M.
Luckey with disturbing his peace; the
case was the outcome of the assault and
battery case of the proceeding day and
took up most of the afternoon in its trial.
Last evening Lillian Olcott and her com
pany produce 1 Ingomar at the Crawford.
The Parthenia of Miss Olcott was a finish
ed and artistic performance, and one that
was highly appreciated by her audience.
As Ingomar, Mr. Colville even excelled his
Adrian of the preceding night. He is cer
tainly a clever young actor of whom more
will be heaid in the future. The Myron of
Mr. Rainfoith and the Actea of Miss
Stand ish were both good.-
The next attraction at this house will be
Streets of Xew York, January 20 and 21.
The "Tramp' is likely to keep the
patrons ot the Museum laughing for a
week, and McCord is fast making himself
a favprite with the laughing element.
Hcarne and McGill present their neat anil
refined sketch with tiair usual "vim"
and receive a hearty welcome at every ap
pearance. "Retribution" will be produced next
week in the auditorium, and no trouble or
expense is being spared to present the play
in first-class style.
MAIN' STREET THEATER.
The Main Stieet last night drew a large
house. Miss Dainty's "Mountain Pink"
is proving quite an attraction and will no
doubt continue to be a good drawing card
during the remainder ot the week.
G. A. Rlinn & Co., on the west side, who
manufacture maple syrup and all fruit ex
tracts are making arrangements to increase
their plant, raising the output near one
third. One of the leading members of the
firm is Mr J. J. Munger, of Garden City,
who is register of deeds of Finney county.
In a recent conversation he stated that the
demand for the output is a great deal
larger tnan ever nciore, and tnc company
is continually reaching out, covering more
territory with the trade. Some months
ao in starting the present plant one man
was sent out on the road and very soon an
other was added. A few weeks ago h third
was sent out and it now begins to look to
the" company as though they will be com
pelled to send out another soon. Their men
take in all western Kansas, eastern Colo
rado and Xew Mexico. The new man they
are thinking about adding will probably
be sent to Utah Territory and do the work
in Colorado, Jillowing one of the men now
employed to go to Texas.
The patents they have pn the process of
making syrup gives them a chance to ex
tend trade a long distance, as they prac
tically have no opposition.
THE KEVIVAI; 3IEETINGS.
The meetincs at the First M. EL church,
under the leadership of Revs. G. "W. Wil
son and B. H. Kennedy, are growing in
numbers and interest. Mr. "Wilson's
preaching has marvelous power clear in
statement, keen in logic, pure in diction,
earnest in spirit, unctious in delivery, it
reaches and moves all classes, stirs all
hearts, convinces all minds and begets
holy desires in hitherto indifferent souls.
Several have already been converted, oth
ers have been reclaimed, a few have en
tered upon the higher lite. The whole city
is likely to feel the influence of the good
meeting.. Quite a number of Methodist
ministers and others are entering heartily
into the work.
a narrow escape.
The little on of Mr. and Mrs. D. J.
Dean, ot the Carey, came near meeting
with a verv serious accident .dav before
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svove m mc room .au a ceiinioiu
comb which he had in his hand
took fire. The flames were rap- ( the Missouri river. Our equipment was
idly communicated to the little one's built expressly for this line by the Pull
dress and when Mrs. Dean entered the '' Pft"iVntfc.t "
., ,,. ., , . antee to the traveling public that it Is
room she found him enveloped m flames. , ttn-cuv fina das.-- You mil find all of onr
Hastily running towards him she succeeded l coaches elegantly nnhoLstred and very
in extinguishing the fire, but not until tne comfortable in every particular. If you
tle fellow hadbeen
somewhat bnrned. f
Last night on South Fifth a young col
ored nianwas struck on the Lead by i
brick thrown by some unknown person
, v,.v nw YvT i,0 . '
! from the- hlnn- h said thut ha thntht i
his assailant was an unsuccessful rival lor f
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a certain colored girl's, aiiections.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS XSD OFFICERS,
The stockholders of the Kansas Loan &
Investment company held a meeting yes-terdaj-
and electing the following gentle
men directors for the ensuing yean M. W.
Levy, X. F. Xiederlander, A. V. Oliver
and J. C. Jtuian. The directors held a
meeting after the adjournment of the
stockholders and elected officers as fol
lows: X. F. Xiederlander, president;; A.
W. Oliver, vice-president; J. C. Rutan,
secretary, and M. W. Levy, treasurer.
MEETING OF DIRECTORS.
At the monthly meeting of the board of
directors of the Merchants' Protective as
sociation last evening, 129 names v ere re
ported as unworthy of credit; ten were
erased, settlement having been made with
the business men who reported them, and
nine new members were added to the asso
ciation. This is the eighth report made
since the forming of the society hist June
and it has constantly increased in num
bers and effectiveness.
OFF FOR CALIFORNIA.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Ford and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Ford leave today for Califor
nia to be absent some months. Some days
ago the ex-county clerk made the pur
chase of tickets, and taking them home,
put them in the safe, turning the combi
nation on. Yesterday morning he thought
to unlock the safe and had forgotten the
combination, and he was left ticketless.
He "fussed" around the naughty safe for a
while, and at last give it up. He proceeded
to the ticket office and proceeded to get an
other quartette of tickets, but the last in
stallment cost less than the first.
WICHITA NATIONAL DOINGS.
The stockholders of the Wichita Xa
tional bank held a meeting yesterday
and elected a directory which consists of
the former directory with the name of Mr.
L. A Wallace added. The directory as it
stands is as follows: W. R. Tucker, A. AV.
Oliver, X. F. Xiederlander, S. H. Kohn, J.
C. Rutan, H. T. Kramer, S. T. Tuttle, M.
AV. Levey, John Davidson and L. A. Wal
lace. Following the adjournment of the stock
holds the directory held a meeting and the
following officers were re-elected: M. AV.
Levy, president; A. AV. Oliver, vice-paesi-
dent; L. A. A allon, cashier.
TO JOIN THE BENEDICTS.
Another young business man soon goes
east to return with his bride. Mr. Howard
Case, h gentleman well known in the social
circles of the city, leaves tomorrow for
Decatur, 111., where he will be united in
marriage tit an early day to a charming
young lady of that place. After a bridal
tour they expect to return to AVichita and
make it their home. Upon the eve of his
departure a number of friends gave him a
"send off" at the Carey. The celebration
was very pleasant and in the enjoyment of
an excellent spread many good wishes were
showered upon him and regrets expressed
at his loss from the bachelor haunts and
companionship of his former days.
Of Pleasant Hill school for month ending
Xumber enrolled,'-';: average attendance,
IS; number present for examination, 14.
Carrie Kessler, Blanchio Kessler, Delia
Muma and Frank Biadshaw. neither ab
sent or tardy during the month.
Advanced Delia Muma, 70; Lotta Sites,
SO; Clara Kessler, 70; Joseph Bradshaw,'Jl;
Frank Bradshaw, 87; Lewis Richey, 7U.
Intermediate Blanchie Kessler, SI; Jo
sephine Sites, 7o; Burt Bradshaw, SS; Isham
Primary Stella Bradshaw, S'2; Orville
Sites, S5; Pearlie Kessler, S5; Millie Stan
ley, 70. S. M. Scoccrx, Teacher.
AX ARCHITECT'S OPINION.
Mr. C. B. Hopkins, of Hopkins & Hol
land, architects of Topeka, has been spend
ing a few days in the city. He said that
he was considerably surprised at the class
of business buildings going up in "Wichita.
"Wichita," he said, "certainly excells To
peka in the size and character of the busi
ness buildings erected. Those that I have
seen here are massive, elegant, of a fine
style of architecture and thoroughly
equipped with all the modern conveniences
and appliances. What Topeka needs is a
class of men with the same energy and
enterprise as the business men here, and
men who are not afraid to build at least
three story buildings for fear the upper
story will not be used. I have not seen
many of the finest residences-, but those
that I have impressed me as being unusu
ally fine and palatial homes."
Last night Under Sheriff Brown and
Officer Spurrier found a man sound asleep
on the court house steps. It was
only with the greatest difficulty
that the fellow could be made believe that
he was not at home in bed. He will, how
ever, realize tne .situation more plainly
this morning when he awakes in the
Mr. Gandolfo has completed the ar
rangement of his dining room on the sec
ond floor; and has a very pleasant, neat
and attractive room. The hotel will open
on tiie American plan Thursday evening
with the 5 o'clock dinner. It is the in
tention to make this meal one of the
features of this well known house and no
pains will be spared to keep the hotel up
o its former high standard of excellence.
The Lunch committee are requested o
meet on Thursday, December 12th at 2:30
o'clock. The members are Mesdanies
Marsh, Appleby, Stover, Fees. Payne and
Miss Brown. MRS. JOHZSOX, Chairman.
Regular monthly meeting of the Wichita
Boatdubtonicht (Wed., Jan. lltb) at the
county auditor's office at 7:30 p. m.
U. S. HcCGLAXi), President.
The Ladies Aid society of the Christian
church will meet this (Wed.) afternoon
with Mrs. Rolwrl McKim, at her resi
dence, r54 North Lawrence avenue. There
is some business of importance and a
good attendance is desired.
The Ladies Benevolent society will hold
a social meeting at the First Presbyterian
church this aiteraoon at 2 p. m. Supper
at 5.30 o'clock. All members with their
families cordially invited.
Mrs. E. B. Rood, Secy.
The "Wichita Chapter Rosecroix will
meet this evening at the 3Iaonic hall on
corner of First and Main streets. All
brethren are requested to be present for
ETeryborfy Tttfi It
The Chicaeo. Kansas & Nebraska rail-
v S. , h & Imv- Hailrcad Co..
io ,- : t,. v.. ininti1 Hrw. -,. of
are going u any part of Kansas or ebra
ka. or to any point east, remember you wJ
never reirret caving starteu ngni, or talc
ing the Chicago. Kansas & Xebnwka rail
way. (KocX Island icon;, ror rartner
arMiusMarw jna swaHua, i,. i.
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P. A., Topeka, Kan.
1 A fulllfrK? ftf fantfr amsenes for the hm-
i iday trade at S.-M- Sapply Coa, Si It
I ' n ". . Tl ' i -
3000 yards of embroidery at
3000 yards of embroidery at
BY PIECE ONLY.
You ean see Them in our Show Window
Sale Thursday Jan.l2,at 8a. m.
SMITHSON & CO.,
(SuecctMr to the Anglo-American Lorn ft Inrettaaoat OoJ
No. 117 East Douglas Ave.
Land, Loan and Insurance Asrenta Money al way on band. Interest
at low rates. HO DELAY Before making a loan on Farm. City,
Chattel or Personal security call and see us. Come in or send fall
description of your farn or city property. We handle larga
amounts of botn eastern and foreign capital for Investment in
real estate, and are trms enabled to mane rapid sales.
Correspondeuce Solicited. H. L. SMITHSON, Manager.
10 to 25
W. J.Wilson & Cos
We do not offer our stock of dry goods
and millinery at exact cost but we offer our
stock for less than the same goods can be
bought for in Wichita. We offer some goods
at io per cent discount, we offer some goods
at 20 per cent discount, we offer some goods
at 30 per cent discount, and yet these prices
are not exact cost. We have many goods
that we will make extra good value by taking
a loss ourselves now.
$1 dress goods only 72c, a discount of 28
75c dress goods only 48c, a discountof 36
40c dress goods only 27c, adiscount of 32
We will willingly lose money on our stockof
cloaks, a small loss now is better than a big loss
next year. Dresses cut and flitted and stitch
ed free of charge and best linings given gratis
P. S. All goods marked in plain figures
and one-price for everybody at
W.J. WILSON SCO'S.
A. E. SHOBER,
Real Estate and Financial Agent,
KOOMS 2. 4 A2TD 6,
KILLEEN & STOCKINGER
Steam and Hot Water
Plumbing, Gas Fitting, &a
ABf nt for Make Steam I'ump.
115 S Lawrence Ave, Wichita, Kan.
Per Cent at
NO. 148 ST MAIN STL
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